Restoring Neocons?

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Maybe I’m just too cynical, but I began questioning Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” mob, to be held in D.C. this weekend, when he announced that it would be held at the Lincoln Memorial.  Then I thought, “Why didn’t Glenn or anyone else at the Fox News Channel complain about “dishonor” when the Bush administration lied America into war in Iraq, murdered thousands of civilians (“collateral damage”), operated torture chambers,  and did all it could to eviscerate civil liberties?  Was the Bush administration overflowing with honor?

On Glenn’s Web site he lists only four speakers for the event:  Himself, neocon heartthrob Sarah Palin, Alveda King of the Koch Foundation-funded Alexis de Tocqueville Institute (and M.L. King, Jr.’s niece), and former Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell.  According to her Wikipedia entry, Ms. King became quite notorious after she publicly stated that gay marriage was equivalent to genocide.  I wonder if Sarah Palin is aware of this?

The event is a fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  It sounds to me like restoring neocons to power is the real purpose of Glenn’s rally.  That of course would not translate into a freer society but more war (with Iran, certainly), bigger government, more debt, more taxes — you know, the Bush administration all over again.

6:06 am on August 24, 2010